Large Technical Systems and the Environment, 6 credits (TKMJ14)

Large Technical Systems and the Environment, 6 hp

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Joakim Krook

Director of studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o
6MSUS Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Energy and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme
  • Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme
  • Sustainability Engineering and Management, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Environmental science and a general knowledge of industry and large technical systems are beneficial

Intended learning outcomes

In this course, the student will develop knowledge of modern environmental engineering. Emphasis is on new and established proactive solutions of environmental problems related to large technical systems. After the course, the student will be able to;

  • explain how large technical systems influence the environment and discuss technical, economic and political implications in re-developing such systems.
  • outline common mitigating measures used to minimise pollution of air and water and describe the role of such end-of-pipe technologies in modern environmental engineering.
  • describe and, on a general level, reflect upon how different proactive strategies can contribute in limiting environmental impacts of the society’s use of materials and energy.
  • together with other peer students gain a deeper insight in a current topic in the field of modern environmental technology, search for information on the topic and present it in writing.

Course content

The course covers different themes such as the emergence of environmental problems, environmental history, technical, organisational and environmental aspects of large technical systems with special emphasis on energy and waste management systems, traditional end-of-pipe technologies, system thinking and life cycle approaches in solving environmental problems.

Teaching and working methods

The course is based on lectures, seminars, assignments and study visits. A minor project work is part of the course as well.

Examination

TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
UPG2Active participation in seminars,assignments and study visitU, G2 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Building energy Systems, Energy systems analysis, Industrial ecology, Industrial energy systems, Management systems and sustainability, Resource efficient products, Environmental systems analysis-project course.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Niclas Svensson

Examiner

Joakim Krook

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 44 h
Recommended self-study hours: 116 h

Course literature

Kurskompendium bestående av utvalda vetenskapliga artiklar och bokkapitel.
Kurskompendium bestående av utvalda vetenskapliga artiklar och bokkapitel.
TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
UPG2 Active participation in seminars,assignments and study visit U, G 2 credits

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